[Tex/LaTex] Convert from a textplain reference to bibtex


I have the following list of publications in a text plain file:

[1] Heikki Ailisto, Petteri Alahuhta, Ville Haataja, Vesa Kyllönen, and Mikko Lindholm. Structuring context aware applications: Five-layer model and example case. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Concepts and Models for Ubiquitous Computing, pages 1–5, Goteborg, Sweden, 2002.

[2] Chris Allan, Pavel Avgustinov, Aske Simon Christensen, Laurie Hendren, Sascha Kuzins, Ondrej Lhoták, Oege de Moor, Damien Sereni, Ganesh Sittampalam, and Julian Tibble. Adding trace matching with free variables to AspectJ. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA 2005), pages 345–364, San Diego, California, USA, October 2005. ACM Press. ACM SIGPLAN Notices, 40(11).

[3] Malte Appeltauer, Robert Hirschfeld, Michael Haupt, and Hidehiko Masuhara. ContextJ: Context-oriented programming with Java. Information and Media Technologies, 6(2):399–419, 2011.

and I need to generate a bib file (or any other kind of reference database).
To sum up, I need to generate a reference database from a text plain file. Is it possible?


Best Answer

The only tool that I am aware of is the text2bib web based converter hosted at the University of Toronto.

It will do a good first pass although the file will need some hand editing after conversion.